Curiosity: what means "mmsnothread"; and why might I need it?

Timothy tmthywynn8 at
Fri Jun 20 19:17:15 PDT 2014

Jeremy Nicoll - ml get_iplayer < at> wrote:
> dinkypumpkin <dinkypumpkin at> wrote:
>> The system options file is managed by the installer on Windows.  You
>> shouldn't touch it.  If you want to override any settings, put them in
>> your user options file or use the command line.
> I'm puzzled by this comment because I run get_iplayer under Windows XP, and
> I have no system options file at all.
> Looking at the get_iplayer code (but with non-expert perl eyes) I get the
> impression that the file will be read from if it is present, but nothing
> actually within get_iplayer creates it - is that right?

I don't know, but I am also running Windows XP and I've a
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\get_iplayer
which the get_iplayer Windows installer set up with an 'options' file within.


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